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Evolutionary Surprise: Eight Percent of Human Genetic Material Comes from a Virus

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posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:22 AM
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Now this explains a few things...

Interested in seeing what everyone's view on this is!

Source: Science Daily



The research showed that the genomes of humans and other mammals contain DNA derived from the insertion of bornaviruses, RNA viruses whose replication and transcription takes place in the nucleus. Feschotte wrote on recent research led by Professor Keizo Tomonaga at Osaka University in Japan. Feschotte said this virally transmitted DNA may be a cause of mutation and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.




posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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Looks like Agent Smith had a point after all...



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